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Hunting rifles IZH 27M: prices, photos, characteristics and reviews

The most popular classic rifle of the Izhevsk mechanical plant, which enjoys a large and deserved popularity among beginners and professional hunters, is certainly IZh-27M. For more than thirty years of the history of this gun, more than one and a half million copies were produced in mass production. Constructive developments have reached the highest degree of reliability. The IZH-27M rifle has a stable fight and perfect balance, and is also distinguished by its simplicity and reliability among its competitors. According to operational characteristics and technical capabilities, this hunting rifle is not inferior to the best world models.

New modification

The mass production of the IZh-27M gun was launched in the distant 70s of the last century. The main developer is Anatoly Klimov, who managed to create a completely new modernized IZh-27M model as a result of the modernization of the first IZH-12 vertical.

Innovative solutions

In their novelty Izhevsk gunsmiths made the following changes:

  • On the butt there was a rubber backplate;
  • The usual sighting bar became ventilating;
  • An ejector appeared in the new model;
  • The shape of the fore and the bed was changed;
  • Adjustments were made at the junction of the box with the bed;
  • The barrel is made of high-quality steel;
  • Increased corrosion resistance of gun channels and chamber provides reliable chrome-plating;
  • The locking unit became simpler and more reliable;
  • Unstressed lowering of the hammers is ensured.

However, the most innovative change is the fuse. The new IZH-27M gun received an automatic fuse. For the reliability of the gun was added intersepter (hook interceptor). The accuracy of the shooting is provided by the muzzle constriction and, if necessary, replaceable muzzle nozzles. Ceyvyo and butt are made of walnut and beech, which gives the hunting rifle a special aesthetic appeal.

The best in Russia

Despite the rather high cost of the IZH-27M gun, the price of the weapon of the model until 1991 is today more than 60 thousand rubles, it is very popular among hunters. A special pride for manufacturers is its recognition in the Russian market. In 2003 the model of the hunting sports gun IZH-27M became the winner of the award "100 best goods of Russia".

Security measures

When handling the IZH-27M gun, you must follow the safety rules that you must remember.


  1. Even a discharged shotgun should never be aimed at people.
  2. Passing the gun to another person, you need to make sure that the chamber is empty.
  3. During shooting, the butt should be pressed firmly against the shoulder. Do not shoot from two barrels at once.
  4. Turn off the fuse only before the shot itself, when the target is determined.
  5. When selecting a target, the finger is held on the safety clamp, not the trigger.
  6. For confident shooting use cartridges of only proven factory brands. And the period of their validity should not exceed four years.
  7. If you do not misfire, do not take the rifle aside. It is possible that there is a "protracted" shot due to a malfunction of the cartridge capsule. Wait 2 minutes and discharge the rifle by pointing the muzzle and the chamber from yourself.
  8. If the change in the sound of the shot is determined by hearing, it is worthwhile to stop shooting and clear the gun barrels.
  9. It is prohibited to fire from a damaged IZh-27M rifle.
  10. It is necessary to constantly carry out preventive work.

IZH-27M gun: storage and care

Keep the gun in an absolutely dry place. Any penetration of moisture can lead to oxidation and rust of metal parts and assemblies. The barrel of the gun must be separated. Cuffs and locking locks should be deflated. All gun parts, such as fore-end, trunk, pads, pivot axle, must be well lubricated. This is a prerequisite, since even with the quality chrome finish of the parts of the gun after the first shots, it begins to crumble. With intensive use of weapons, there is always a buildup in the inner surface of the trunk.

Therefore, before lubricating this nodal part of the hunting rifle, special attention must be paid. The inner part of the trunk is rinsed with warm water and wiped dry. Remains of lead are removed with a soft brush. Experienced hunters know that the tightening screw must be constantly tightened. Even a slight backlash can affect the quality of the shooting.

To ensure that the rifle has served as long as possible to its owner, do not snap the trigger if there is no cartridge in the trunks. It will be more correct if the shot cartridge is in the chamber, only in this case it can guarantee a minimal erasure of the nodal parts of the rifle.


All the structural changes that were made in the following years in the development of new models of hunting weapons, to a greater or lesser extent, repeated innovative solutions IZH-27M. Characteristics, both technical and dynamic, do not differ significantly from the basic model. For example, the combined gun "North", produced in 1993, combined a rifled upper barrel for a ring-shaped cartridge of ignition and a lower smooth trunk of the 20th caliber.

As you can see, the basic design idea of the basic gun IZH-27M was retained. The characteristics of subsequent samples also did not undergo any significant changes. In 1995, on the shelves of hunting stores, a novelty appeared, the IZH-94 model, which repeated the main idea of the 27 model.

The top smooth trunk of 12-gauge, the bottom rifled under various cartridges of type "magnum" or "the winchester". It is worth noting that a year later, IZH-94 still received a separate alignment of trunks. On the gun was installed shock-trigger mechanism of a new sample, which made it possible to lower the trigger of the lower barrel with a shneller. This greatly improved the quality of the shooting.

The basic characteristics of IZH-27M:

  • Caliber of a trunk, mm - 12, 16, 20.
  • Weight of the gun, kg - 3,2-3,4.
  • Trunk length IZH-27M, mm - 675-750.
  • Diameter of the trunk channel 12 caliber, mm - 18.2.
  • The diameter of the trunk channel is 16 gauge, mm - 17.0.
  • The diameter of the barrel is 20 gauge, mm - 15.5.
  • Length of the chamber, mm - 70 and 76.
  • Pistol box, wood - beech, walnut.
  • Muzzle narrowing of the lower trunk, mm - 0,5 (payoff).
  • Muzzle narrowing of the upper trunk, mm - 1.0 (choke).

Old sometimes better than new

Special popularity among hunting professionals is enjoyed by guns with a release date up to 1991. It was at that time that manufacturers allowed the least amount of rejects and technical deviations in the IZH-27M model range. The price of such a rifle still remains high. Modern models, unfortunately, are much inferior in quality to the old and tested samples of Izhevsk gunsmiths. To date, there is a very high demand for the IZh-27M gun, the price of some exclusive (piece) samples reaches up to 2-3 thousand conventional units.

Expensive hunting rifles. Prices and versions of models

Every amateur or professional in hunting business wants to have in his arsenal a special, exclusive rifle that would completely satisfy his interests and wishes. Unfortunately, not always our needs coincide with our desires. It is known that world brands are far superior to the domestic manufacturer for the quality of hunting and sporting weapons. Some hunters specially collect exclusive hunting rifles, the prices for which sometimes strike the imagination. Here are some examples:

  • Double-barrel with a block of vertically connecting trunks from the Italian company "Bettinsoli" was sold to an unknown collector for 111 thousand dollars.
  • The largest American holding company for the production of hunting and sporting weapons, Remington, sold its smoothbore model for 134 thousand dollars in 1922.
  • The legendary hunting winchester from the American company "Savage" was sold to a Japanese collector for 152 thousand pounds sterling.
  • The Belgian producer of hunting gun "Browning" estimated his creation at 222 thousand dollars and presented a smoothbore weapon to Adolf Hitler. After Hitler's death, the gun disappeared without a trace. Unfortunately, the fate of this model is unknown today.
  • The most expensive collection weapon in the world is considered to be an exclusive model from the Swedish family company VO Vapen AB, founded in 1977. The gun costs 820 thousand dollars. Owns such an exclusive product King of Sweden Carl XVI Gustav.

Single shotguns

Today Izhevsk Mechanical Plant offers all lovers of hunting weapons a piece production, aimed at the discerning buyer. The most popular model is the IL-27M 12-gauge. Improved engraving is performed in silver. The quality of assembly of the proposed models is very high, fitting the shotgun is made to the individual wishes of the customer.

Other features of the exclusive manufacturing of weapons on IzhMech include:

  • Bluing of trunks;
  • Improved balance;
  • The locking mechanism of the barrel has a carbide insert;
  • The stroke of the fuse is smooth;
  • Individual adjustment of the bed and foremost.

Naturally, the cost of such an individual gun is several times higher than serial samples. Photo IZH-27M piece assembly see below.

Owner feedback

It goes without saying that every gun produced at the Izhevsk Mechanical Plant has its own flavor. The model line IZH-27M was also an exception. The reviews of the lucky owners of this hunting rifle are very diverse. There are both positive and negative opinions.

The plus qualities of this model are:

  • Ventilated sighting bar, which eliminates the phenomenon of a mirage in the summer.
  • Because of considerable weight, in comparison with imported samples, IZH-27M is less shaken, which compensates for the return.
  • The fat bed remains whole when it falls. What can not be said about the imported versions of a rifle with a thin bed.
  • Even with a frost down to -35º Celsius IZh-27M, the reviews confirm this, virtually eliminates the failure and misfires, which speaks in his favor.

On this all the positive qualities of weapons end.

Unfortunately, negative feedback and claims to the Izhevsk manufacturer are much more:

  • The quality of chrome-plating wants to be better.
  • Sometimes there is a need to adjust the wooden and metal parts and assemblies to each other.
  • Fracture of trunks and reverse locking in some models have to be done with great difficulty. This complains a good half of the owners of the IZh-27M gun.

In addition to the above claims against rifles, hunters complain about the frankly weak lacquer coating of the butt, as well as the plastic backplate on some models. Much more convenient when the butt is equipped with a rubber shock absorber, which in some models is present. In a word, who is as lucky.


According to some experts of the hunting business, since 2008 the quality of the produced weapons has significantly improved at the Izhevsk Mechanical Plant. Today the former IZH-27M range is produced under the brand MR-27. The completeness of the product has remained the same, but the quality of the products corresponds to the best world standards.

The choice is always yours!

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